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Power Conditioning System Technologies for High-Megawatt Fuel Cell Plants

Published

Author(s)

Allen R. Hefner Jr.

Abstract

High-megawatt Power Conditioning Systems (PCSs) are required to convert the low-voltage produced by fuel cell modules in central station scale plants to the very much higher voltage levels required for delivery to the grid. As part of a NIST/DOE Interagency Agreement, advanced PCS architectures, circuit topologies, and component technologies are being evaluated to identify technologies requiring development to meet the fuel cell power plant PCS cost goals of $40-$100/kW. In addition, several industry, government, and university programs are being initiated to in part support these fuel cell power plant PCS goals.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 9th Annual Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) Workshop
Conference Dates
August 5-7, 2008
Conference Location
washington D.C., DC
Conference Title
9th Annual Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) Workshop

Citation

Hefner, A. (2008), Power Conditioning System Technologies for High-Megawatt Fuel Cell Plants, Proceedings of the 9th Annual Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) Workshop, washington D.C., DC, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=902439 (Accessed February 29, 2024)
Created August 7, 2008, Updated February 19, 2017